We're Backkkk.....

Back in 2009, we launched this blog to chronicle our initial journey the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue Competition - aka "The Jack.". Billed as the "World Championship of Barbecue", this epicurean "Superbowl" is held in the sleepy little hollow of Lynchburg, TN (pop.361) the 4th Saturday in October each year. It just so happens that Lynchburg is also home to the world renowned Jack Daniels distillery - the primary sponsor and namesake behind this culinary extravaganza.

Each year, tens of thousands of competition BBQ teams from across the United States (and around the world) spend countless hours and weekends competing in sanctioned BBQ events. These teams vie not only for Grand Championships & serious prize money (sometimes as much as $100K) - but perhaps even more importantly, they are all hoping by the end of the "BBQ season" to grab one of the 60 highly coveted spots to cook against an elite group of teams for the title of "world's best" (the "Jack" is by invitation only).

We competed in the 2009 Jack, and finished in the "middle of the pack" - an accomplishment we were certainly proud of. And after more or less taking the year off in 2010, "Hoochie-Que" is ramping up to make another run at a coveted invitation to the Jack in 2011.

So, after over a year of "neglect", we are "dusting off" this little ol' blog to once again share with family, friends, and other BBQ cooks/fans our experiences as we start our journey hopefully towards another invitation to the "Jack" in October 2011.

Also - and especially if you are new to this blog - make certain to read back through the "Blog Archive" to re-visit our experiences and trip to the Jack back in 2009! Some pretty good writing, memories & photos if I do say so myself!

Thanks - and we hope to see you in Lynchburg on October!

March 26, 2011

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Bright Lights & BBQ???

Don't know if this is for real or not.... Found it the other day on a BBQ "chat forum"... Knowing BBQ folks are known to tell a tall one now and then - well, odds are this is just someone blowing smoke - well, you know where...

Anyway - someone is saying the bookies in Las Vegas have already established "odds" for the favorites to win the "Jack" this year... Personally, if anyone is interested in a piece of this action, I think you might be better off placing a bet on your kid's Pop Warner football team this Saturday...

But in case this is for real - and if you are really needing a little "action" above and beyond college/professional football right now - here are the "odds" that were posted... And BTW - Good luck!!!

3 - 1
Bubba Q
Munchin Hogs
Cool Smoke
Iowas Smokey D's
Dr. Pokenstein
Home BBQ

4 - 1
4 Legs Up
Four Men and a Pig
Pellet Envy
Swamp Boys
I Smell Smoke

5 - 1
Cancer Sucks Chicago
Parrothead Smokers
Ulcer Acres/Twyford
Bare Bones BBQ
Jacks Old South

7 - 1
Blazen BBQ
Rhythm and Que
Wild Bunch Burners
The Heat is On

25 - 1
The Rest of the Field (including "Hoochie-Que")

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